Brady Street Boys
The Brady Street Boys books
Tricked on the Tracks
‘Will the boys be accused of kidnapping? Or will they die of thirst first?
When Dean promises to help search the Hobo Jungle for clues, Gary and his brothers seem closer than ever to finding the missing surgeon.
But now Dean is missing too. The boys proceed without him, trying to practice longsuffering. With the help of two hobos and a red handkerchief, they begin to untangle the trail left by Dr. Jefferson.
Then, Dean reappears. But relief turns to despair as the boys find themselves in a worse predicament. Will they be accused of kidnapping? Or will they die of thirst? Is it possible to be long-suffering even now?
They’ve almost forgotten about finding Dr. Jefferson. But the red handkerchief has one more clue.‘
Noise in the Night
‘Can the boys make peace before the new boy gets revenge?
Terry, Gary, and Larry can’t wait for their camping trip on the island close to their home. When a strange boy yells threats at them, the boys try to ignore him. They have never met this boy before. How could they have done him wrong?
But the stranger continues to harass them, and Terry, Gary, and Larry cannot ignore him. Does he really mean to harm them? Surely the frightening noises outside the tent in the dead of night are not part of his plan?
Terry, Gary, and Larry are sure there is no hope of making peace with this mean boy. They aren’t even sure they are going to survive the night.‘
Facing the Fugitive
‘Can the Boys Identify the International Fugitive in Time?
When a newspaper article warns of an international art thief close by, Gary determines to notice all clues this time. He does not want to be tricked again.
The next day, the Fitzpatrick family boards a train to Chicago, hoping to find out more about the surgeon who amputated Gary’s leg. As they travel, the brothers suspect that one of the passengers is hiding something. Why is the artist so interested in the family’s conversation about Nehemiah in the Bible? What are his intentions with the old cup at the museum?
From the train to the doctor’s office to the museum to the lake, the boys sense that the art thief may be close by. But if they find proof, will it be too late to save the valuable cup?‘
Trapped in the Tunnel
‘Times are simpler in the 1980s. Terry, Gary, and Larry love their maple tree, their boat called the London, and the friendly face of the St. Joseph River. Gary finds comfort on the river, where he can use his upper body strength to row, and almost forget about his wooden leg and lost dreams.
But nothing is simple when Mom spots suspicious characters in the empty house next door and suggests it may be time to move away. And nothing is easy when Dad and Mom assign the boys a summer project to learn about the fruit of the Spirit.
Terry, Gary, and Larry set out to investigate the strange characters and prove that their neighborhood is safe. But then, the detective work backfires, and the boys are trapped.‘
The Brady Street Boys is a fresh adventure series with Christian values, set in the 1980s before cell phones. The main character has an artificial leg, so children learn about disability without thinking about it. It’s just normal for Gary.
Each book has a light “fruit of the Spirit” theme. Book One is about love, Book Two about joy, Book Three about peace, and so on. Since there are nine fruits, Katrina plans to write nine books.
Each book is illustrated with about 15 whimsical illustrations by artist Josh Tufts.